NEW DELHI: On Wednesday, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi tightened his hold on the reins of power later than the appointee of his most trusted aide, Amit Shah, as president of the ruling Hindu nationalist party.
Shah, who has known Modi since the 1980s in his home province of Gujarat, is regarded as a shrewd political organizer and tactician credited with delivering Modi’s huge election victory in May. Amit Shah will take over as the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) president from today and with immediate effect,” outgoing president Rajnath Singh, who was named as home minister by Modi, as stated to sources.
BJP president Shah was chosen by the party’s central parliamentary board. Modi, who campaigned on a program of clean government and economic development, won the biggest mandate in 30 years in the April-May national elections.
The same as Modi, the fleshy and bearded Shah rose through the ranks of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, a grassroots organization dedicated to defending India’s Hindu culture.